To celebrate their culture and way of life “through song, dance, food and prayer,” as well as the huckleberry harvest, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians hosted their 31st Pow Wow at Rodgers Lake in Dowagiac, Michigan. Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa means “I have quit picking huckleberries.”
Over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, Native American dancers, singers, drummers and vendors gathered to share their talent, food, culture and craftsmanship.
Participants came from Canada and all over the US to partake in the celebration. Drummers, singers and dancers in several categories were judged and awarded monetary prizes.
For more information and to learn more about the festivities and how to enjoy the Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow in 2017, visit the website www.pokagonpowwow.com.